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Islets, Dolmens & Pretty Harbours

Walk 6

2 Hour
48 m
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1) Bordeaux Harbour

A small harbour with fishing boats. Ideal for snorkelling.

2) Hommet Paradis

The largest of the islets in the area, it is a nature reserve

3) Le Dehus Burial Chamber

Dehus Dolmen is a prehistoric passage grave approximately 10 metres in length.

4) The Marie Ozanne Plaque

Marie Ozanne resisted oppression during the Occupation

5) The Old Quarry

In the 19th century, quarrying was the major industry in Guernsey.

6) Beaucette Marina

A granite wall once enclosed this former quarry

7) Le Grande Pré

Le Grande Pre provides important habitat for breeding reed birds.

8) Vale Mill

A mill has existed on this site since the 14th century and it was in use until c. 1914

This walk loops inland from , taking in some lovely sea views and a visit to the Dehus Dolmen, one of the most fascinating prehistoric sites in the Island. This is free to enter and features 'Le Guardian du Tombeau', a remarkable carving highlighted by a beam of light that brings it to life.

Moving on past one disused quarry, we come to another which is now a marina by the name of Beaucette. This was created in the 1960s by the Royal Engineers who blasted through granite to the open sea to create what is nowadays a picturesque harbour. Pause here for a meal in the the Gold Award Restaurant at Beaucette Marina or take a rest at the kiosk at the end of this walk which is perfectly situated to take in the panoramic views.

Download the audio description with Island FM's Andrew Senneck providing the voice over.  The audio offers insightful information to make the walk even more enjoyable.  Alternatively, you can download the walk map.

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